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Greeks strike over new austerity measures

Greece is being hit by a 24-hour public transport strike in the latest protest against government austerity measures.

Train, bus and taxi services have been crippled and air traffic controllers will stop work for several hours.

There will also be a mass protest of public sector workers later in Athens.

The government has toughened its measures, cutting pensions further and suspending more civil servant posts.

Mark Lowen reports.

  • 22 Sep 2011
  • From the section Europe